Kalanchoe laetivirens - Mother of Thousands


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Kalanchoe laetivirens (Descoings) (aka Bryophyllum laetivirens): Such a prolific grower that it has earned the nicknames "Mother of Thousands" or "Mother of Millions", depending on whom you ask. It is a large, upright grower with triangular leaves folded upwards along their length.

New plantlets grow from the edges of mature leaves. When the plantlets fall, they readily take root without any assistance from a gardener, and you can end up with a dense thicket of Kalanchoe.

Native to rocky soils of Madagascar, K. laetivirens needs lots of sunshine and great drainage. Pots need to be indoors before temperatures drop below freezing and placed near a sunny window or under a grow light.

K. laetivirens puts on quite a show when it blooms (usually winter). It produces large quantities of pink, tubular blooms that dangle like bells and attract pollinators.

PLEASE NOTE: Kalanchoe can cause mild digestive irritation if consumed; keep out of reach of children and pets.

Full Kalanchoe Guide

Color - Primary

Green / Lime

Color - Secondary


Bloom Color

Pink Bloom

Cold Hardiness

Zone 10 (30F)

Recommended Light Conditions

Bright Indoor Light

Recommended Light Conditions

Filtered / Partial Sun

Maximum Height

Over 12"

Growth Habit / Shape

Vertical Grower / Tall Stem


Blooms in Fall / Winter

Product Format

2.0" Pot

Special Characteristic

Hard to Kill

Special Characteristic

Fast Grower

Special Characteristic

Lots of Offsets

Special Characteristic

Easy to Propagate

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